Translating the science of child development into policy and practice using family centered data and tools

  • June 18, 2021 from 12:00-1:00pm
  • Virtual Presentation through BlueJeans at
  • Please RSVP by emailing Lisa Maturo at
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  • We will provide instructions on obtaining CME credit for attendance.

Gaps in healthy child development and health status in the US persist and lag behind most other industrialized countries. Poor translation of the science of child development into policy and practice drives theses gaps. Child health care transformation and population-based and family level data and engagement tools are needed to address children’s complex medical, social and relational risks and needs.  In this talk we will  (1) Consider implications of associations among children’s medical, social and relational health risks and health outcomes on child health services and the need for integrated systems of care; (2) Identify opportunities to use available data resources to understand and advocate for policies that support child health transformations required to close persistent gaps in child health in the US; (3) Learn about IT based, data driven and guideline based approaches to improve by engaging families in promoting healthy child development and outcomes for children with special health care needs.

Meet the Speaker

Christina Bethell, PhD, MBA, MPH

Dr. Bethell is a Professor at Johns Hopkins University in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she advances a new integrated Science of Thriving and national agenda to promote early and lifelong health of children, youth and families.  She leads the national Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI), National Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health ( and the Community and Family Engagement Research Network. She liberates national and local data to drive innovation and improvement. Christina earned an MBA, MPH from the University of California, Berkeley and PhD in public policy from the University of Chicago.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

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